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Plain clothes officer assaulted at Sainsbury’s in North Walsham

PUBLISHED: 15:30 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:30 04 July 2017

The incident happened at the Sainsbury's store in North Walsham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The incident happened at the Sainsbury's store in North Walsham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Archant Norfolk 2016

A plain clothes police officer was assaulted in Sainsbury’s supermarket in North Walsham.

The officer, who was on duty, was punched and suffered a bloodied nose and swelling to both eyes.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and questioned before being released under investigation while enquiries continue.

It happened at about 1.15pm on Sunday, June 25 when the victim approached a number of youths involved in a disturbance at the Bacton Road store.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident – witnesses should contact PC David Greenwood at Cromer police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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